The last six weeks of living life confined inside the walls of hospital may have been some of the most humbling moments I may have ever experienced. What a journey we have been on. Surrounded by so many people who are just beginning their own journeys and hearing their stories has been both heart breaking and an honor. Heart breaking because I can honestly say I know the pain maybe not the exact pain but one so very similar, I know the difficult road that comes with a journey, I know the grief from life changing in an instant. BUT I also know and can speak from experience there is so much joy in the journey. I was just sharing with a family last night how much easier I laugh these days then before Adam's injury. When life hands you an unexpected journey it really puts life into perspective. Moments and memories are never taken for granted but celebrated and cherished. Hope is never lost, never crushed, never far... because Hope is not a feeling, Hope is alive, it's Jesus.
My prayer is that these families that we have been surrounded by, the families that have graciously shared their hearts with us will see Hope like they may have never seen it before. I pray that all of us on journeys will seek to find Hope from Christ and Christ alone and not from the doctors, therapists, or anyone else. May we all experience hope like we have never experienced it before.
Romans 15:13 (AMP) "May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over)with hope.
One of my all time favorite worship songs is In Christ Alone...
In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
The Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand
The song continues on and I encourage you to listen to it, but I just love these lyrics. Walking this journey for 4 years now. We have experienced ups and downs, highs and lows, moments of despair and moments of unexplainable peace. My feet have wavered from time to time, my eyes have wondered off the cross, but God has remained the same. Faithful and true, comforter and peace. God is continuing to show me His unfailing love for me. He has been my encourager, my only source of hope. And as we prepare to start yet another chapter of this journey, I pray that my feet will be planted firm on Christ alone, that I will never once think of our situation as hopeless but hopeful, HOPE FULL! Pray for us please. While we are not starting from the beginning and our journey is not new, we are facing challenges very similar to what it once felt like at the beginning. Pray specifically against discouragement.
Praise God we are not alone, that He has been guiding and directing our steps and Adam's care, that He has supplied our needs and provided in ways that have been truly unfathomable. We are continuing to trust Him as we embark on our next steps.
Today we are celebrating DISCHARGE!!! When in a hospital setting this might be my favorite word! Nearly 6 weeks in the hospital has been long enough! We're hoping to break out of here sometime before lunch.
We are praising God for His provisions once again!!! Adam was approved for Rehab Without Walls!!! This will be the first time ever that we will have help in our home with Adam. We have very strict guidelines in taking Adam home and they will be very confining, but having support in the home even for a few hours a week is going to be amazing! Adam is very sensitive to stimulation and going out in public as been posing some challenges. Adam's doctor is requesting for every hour of stimulation, whether in the house or not Adam will require 3-4 hours of quite and rest. His brain is just really sensitive and unable to process too much at one time while it is continuing to heal from all that it has been through. It is also recommended that we limit our outings to appointments only and that Adam takes the next 4-6 weeks to be at home with controlled stimulation. Pray that this won't be challenging for wither of us but a time of peace and reprieve, of healing and joy unspeakable. Thank you for praying for us and for walking this journey with us, we are so blessed.
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